World Cafe’s A Sense of Place: Nashville Interview
David Rawlings and Gillian Welch’s World Cafe interview is featured this week as a part of a special series entitled “Sense of Place: Nashville.” You can listen to the full 40 minute interview with David Dye on NPR.org by clicking here. Information for the week-long series about Nashville can be found by on NPR.org.
Dave’s guitar on exhibit at Tennessee State Museum in Nashville
For those that live in Nashville, TN, an Epiphone Olympic belonging to Dave is on display at the Tennessee State Museum as part of a new free exhibition, The Guitar: An American Love Story. The collection of more than 150 guitars — dating from the early 1800s to the present day – run through December 30th. Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the collection, and follow this link for more information:
ZZ Top records “It’s Too Easy”
ZZ Top’s new album, La Futura, features a cover of Gillian and Dave’s song “It Too Easy.” Appearing as track 9, the song is called “It’s Too Easy Mañana” on the new album, ZZ Top’s first in 9 years. “It’s Too Easy” was originally recorded by Gillian and Dave on the Dave Rawlings Machine album, A Friend of a Friend.
La Futura can be found at your favorite retailer or downloaded from iTunes here.
Dave wins AMA Instrumentalist of the Year Award
Acony Records is delighted to announce that Gillian and Dave took home two Americana Awards last night. The ceremony, held in Nashville, TN, at the Ryman Auditorium, featured live performances by Lifetime Achievement Award winners Booker T. Jones, Bonnie Raitt, and Richard Thompson. Dave won the Instrumentalist of the Year award in a strong category featuring friends Buddy Miller, Darrell Scott, and Chris Thile. Gillian won Artist of the Year, the last award of the night. This marks the first AMA Award for either Gillian or Dave.
Tune into A Prairie Home Companion tomorrow for a rerun of DRM’s performance
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a colorful mix of two shows from the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee will be re-broadcast. Featuring Emmylou Harris and Sara Watkins as diner waitresses in an episode of The Lives of the Cowboys, Fred Newman as teenage heartthrob Justin LaFever, dueling fiddlers Sam Bush and Stuart Duncan, the Dave Rawlings Machine, and signs of spring in Lake Wobegon. Click here to find a radio station that carries the show in your area, or listen to the live stream Saturday, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. CST by visiting www.prairiehome.org (You can hear a rebroadcast of the live stream on Sunday, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST).
New Dave interview in Acoustic Magazine
I’d seen some bands play that were just two people on guitar [...] and figured it was not too strange to have a band with two guitarists,’ he continues. ‘I thought that perhaps there might be some ground there to be broken’
DRM’s version of “This Land Is Your Land” on NPR
A clip of Dave’s version of “This Land Is Your Land,” including his spoken introduction, can be heard on NPR’s All Things Considered from January 31, 2011. The clip is taken from Dave and Gillian’s performance at the Concert For Equality in Nebraska last year. The episode, which can be streamed online or downloaded as an MP3, interviews Conor Oberst about the concert and his new album.
(Photo by Lindsey Best)